February 21 Dateline


Famous Birthdays


1801 - Johann W. Kalliwoda, Composer, Conductor and Violinist. (Alternative Names/Transliterations: Jan Křtitel Václav Kalivoda, Johannes Wenzeslaus Kalliwoda, Jan Kalivoda. He is the father of Wilhelm Kalliwoda, who followed in his father's music career footsteps. Listening pleasure: Concertino for Oboe.)
1836 - Léo Delibes, French Composer of operas and ballets
1893 - Andres Segovia, Spanish guitar virtuoso
1903 - Anaïs Nin, Writer
1907 - W.H. Auden, Poet
1924 - Robert Mugabe, First President of Zimbabwe
1927 - Erma Bombeck, Humourist
1927 - Hubert de Givenchy, Fashion designer
1933 - Nina Simone, Singer
1961 - Christopher Atkins, Actor
1979 - Jennifer Love Hewitt, Actress and Singer
1983 - Melanie Laurent,  Actress, Model, Singer

Leftie:
Actress Melanie Laurent

In Memoriam:  
Rev. Billy Graham, American Christian evangelist, who passed today, Feb 21, 2018 (at this writing), aged 99. Arguably, he was the most influential preacher of the 20th century. 
Links:  Billy Graham Documentary: Leadership and Legacy in History (Accessed Feb. 21, 2018), Billy Graham, America's Pastor has Died (USA Today, Accessed Feb. 21, 2018)

Feature:
Léo Delibes' "Flower Duet" from his opera Lakmé, performed by Anna Netrebko & Elina Garanca (Lakmé de Delibes).  YouTube, uploaded by JustASuicidalGirl. Accessed February 21, 2018.




Historical Events


1431 - The trial of Joan of Arc begins.   

1842 - John J. Greenough patents his sewing machine invention.  


1848 - Karl Marx, aged 29, publishes the Communist Manifesto in England.

1875 - Jeanne Calment is born, going on to live for 122 years 164 days, the longest confirmed lifespan for any human being noted in history.

1947 - Edwin Land demonstrates the first "instant camera" in New York City - the Polaroid Land Camera, to a meeting of the Optical Society of America.

1952 - Winston Churchill permanently abolishes ID cards. He is just restored as Prime Minister after the post-war government of Clement Attlee.   

1953 - Francis Crick and James D. Watson discover the structure of the DNA molecule. 

1958 -  The peace symbol design was completed. It was commissioned by the British Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament. (Refer to the 19 ‪‎Nobel Peace Prizes‬ awarded within the field of arms control and disarmament: http://goo.gl/emc9y8.


Video Credit:

Johann Wenzel Kalliwoda - Concertino pour hautbois. YouTube, uploaded by Michel Le Naviose. Accessed February 21, 2018. (Orchestre symphonique Sostenuto - Soliste Johannes Grosso - Direction Takashi Kondo - 1 novembre 2014 - Maison de la Culture de Clermont-Ferrand)


Resources:

1. Asiado, Tel. The World's Movers and Shapers. New Hampshire: Ore Mountain Publishing House (2005)
2. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 19th Ed. London: Chambers Harrap, 2011
3. Dateline. Sydney: Millennium House, (2006)
4. Grun, Bernard. The Timetables of History, New 3rd Revised Ed. Simon & Schuster/Touchstone (1991)


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